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It's True! Plane Tickets Are Cheaper Midweek

It's True! Plane Tickets Are Cheaper Midweek

Travel industry experts have repeatedly said that buying plane tickets on Tuesday is the best bet for finding a deal. We may be inclined to book flights over the weekend when we have spare time and aren't consumed with work, but the money you could save by waiting a few days is well worth not being able to check something off your weekend to-do list.

I searched for my honeymoon plane tickets on Sunday, only to find the price had risen since I'd looked a couple of weeks ago. At first I was frustrated with myself for not buying them when they cost less, but then I remembered the advice of those industry experts. The tickets had come back down when I searched again on Tuesday night, saving me about $200 per ticket! If you were planning on booking plane tickets this weekend, consider simply window-shopping the websites instead of committing to a price.

Have you noticed that plane tickets are cheaper midweek?

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margokhal margokhal 7 years
I've been doing this for ages! It IS true! These past couple of trips, though, I didn't have to pay for tickets...the people that paid always wanted me to fly on Fridays and Sundays, but I *told* them that if I flew on Tuesday or Thursday, it'd be a lot cheaper for THEM...but they didn't listen. Whatever, it's *their* money! :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I have a question about this - Does this also apply to package vacations or is it strictly plane tixs?
otaku otaku 7 years
i've been travelling on tuesdays for years. :}
geebers geebers 7 years
Hmm hasnt worked for me...I just randomly look every few hours and sometimes it goes down.
jen1975 jen1975 7 years
I think it all depends on what route you're taking. We've gotten up in the middle of a Tuesday night to check before, and prices were exactly the same for our route.
Savs Savs 7 years
What about month-wise though? A friend of mine said tickets are cheapest 3-4 months before the date of travel...
telane telane 7 years
Interesting - I don't fly much so I have never heard this before. Pretty cool!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 7 years
so if you buy them at 12:01 on Tues. you should be good to go! ;)
sundrops sundrops 7 years
Yup. Never heard of the 12:01am thing, though. Makes sense!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
Do you know if that actually works, the 12:01 am, ilanac? And does it matter what time zone you're in? I have to buy cross-country tickets for New Years-eveish and I'm trying to skimp in any way possible.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
Umm.. I've known about this for a long time.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i always thought that it was a wives tale of sorts..kind of like if you buy tickets at 12:01 AM then that's cheaper too since tickets are released from hold at that time. if there's something to it then i might have to check it out. there are 2 trips that i have to get tickets for so this could be helpful.
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